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Topic: 1 as a prime number
Replies: 11   Last Post: Dec 9, 1997 11:13 AM

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Samuel S. Kutler

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Re: 1 as a prime number
Posted: Dec 8, 1997 3:22 PM
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How did you find out how many members there are on the math-history-list?

Are you sure that there are more than 350 factorial members?

Best wishes from Annapolis, Maryland, USA


>At 07:47 PM 05/12/1997 GMT, Mark Snyder wrote:
>| I have heard that until about 1800, 1 was considered to be a prime number.
>| Is this correct?
>The phrase "Until about 1800, 1 was considered to be a prime number"
>is certainly misleading (and not quite correct). Many members on this
>list can elaborate on this, I am sure! We're more than 350!

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